The City of Mist (Paperback)
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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 18/08/2022
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Collecting beautifully evocative stories from the pen of the much-missed Spanish author of The Shadow of the Wind, The City of Mist is an enduring testament to Zafon’s gifts as an imaginative storyteller and compassionate observer of human nature.

The echo of the great characters and motifs of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his inventions hold the power to entice the rich girl who has stolen his heart...

An architect flees Constantinople with plans for an impregnable library...

A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book that has never existed...

And Gaudi, sailing to a mysterious rendezvous in New York, delights in a spectacle of light and steam, the stuff that cities should be made of.

Gathered here for the first time - and some never before published in English - these stories showcase the talents of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a writer beloved by millions of readers and a master who has left us too soon.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474623131
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

As well as allusions to the Forgotten Books novels themselves, there's everywhere evidence of the storytelling skill and intoxicating tropes - Faustian pacts, fateful meetings, labyrinthine architecture and nested stories - that made Zafon such a phenomenon. - Stephanie Cross, DAILY MAIL

The Dickens of Barcelona... A flamboyant farewell from a grand contemporary writer. - Sydney Morning Herald

Ruiz Zafón's many fans are sure to find his collection of short stories both familiarly satisfying and poignant . . . Readers will once again luxuriate in his florid descriptions of his hometown of Barcelona that bring to life that magical and mysterious city . . . [they] will encounter new characters but also find familiar names, offering fresh perspectives on fictional lives we already know so well - Washington Post

A posthumous parting gift from Ruiz Zafón to his millions of fans . . . with much-loved places and characters making fleeting reappearances, it's a fitting coda to his life and world - Observer

Mysterious, imbued with a sense of menace, and told with the warmth, wit, and humor of Zafón's inimitable voice . . . the stories contained within this posthumous collection summon up the mesmerizing magic of their brilliant creator and invite us to come dream along with him - Book Riot

PRAISE FOR CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON AND THE CEMETERY OF FORGOTTEN BOOKS'The real deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King'Will change your life. An instant classic' Daily Telegraph'A book lover's dream' The Times'Marvellous' Sunday Times'A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading' Independent'Gripping and instantly atmospheric' Mail on Sunday'Irresistibly readable' Guardian'Diabolically good' Elle

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“Till we meet again, Don Carlos.”

I have to admit to having tears in my eyes when I heard about CRZ's passing, because his books, and their vivd characters had touched me, and become "friends" over the years, and knowing I'd not... More

Hardback edition
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“Short stories from the master.”

love Zafon's books and this is one of his best.12 short stories most of which reacquaint you with the Cemetery of Forgotten books.

I think you will need to read the trilogy to enjoy this to its fullest,very... More

Paperback edition
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“Carlos Ruiz Zafon”

I have been addicted to Carlos Ruiz Zafon books since I read Shadow of the Wind some years ago - in fact my husband and I went to Barcelona and followed the story through the streets, alleys and squares! We stayed at... More

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